WASHINGTON – A half-scale model of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that usually travels the country has been brought to Washington because the government shutdown is restricting access to the actual wall.
The memorial's creator, Jan C. Scruggs, brought the wall to Washington from Corvallis, Ore. The copy, which is metal and 250 feet long, arrived in Washington on Monday and has been set up on the Georgetown University campus.
It was open to the public Tuesday, with free shuttles transporting visitors to campus from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site. The wall will remain on campus through Columbus Day weekend.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall is technically closed and entrances have been barricaded, but that hasn't prevented tourists from getting around the barricades.